The 50 Most Followed Miami Twitter Feeds

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Photo via Rosaura Ochoa's Flickr | CC2.0
When we decided to tally up the most popular Twitter users in Miami, we weren't sure what we were going to get. Real fame or local fame doesn't necessarily equate to Twitter fame. After all, Dan Marino barely made the list at 50, and LeBron James came in second.

To compile this list, we used Twitaholic.com data of users with common terms in their location field to denote they're from the Miami area, and supplemented that info with superfamous Miami icons who didn't bother to fill out their location. So this list isn't perfect (and we're open to adding anyone we somehow missed), but it's a pretty interesting snapshot of whose social media game is on point in the 305.

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Aventura Entrepreneur Posts What "May Be Biggest Social Media Blunder of 2013"

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Gopman poses with Mark Zuckerberg. His startup is sponsored by Facebook.
Greg Gopman has a very fitting name. The University of Florida grad and founder of the now-defunct Weekend Gator bus service moved to San Francisco in September 2011 to form a startup, AngelHack. After two years, the wannabe entrepreneur is apparently still appalled by the homeless population there. Gopman, who hails from Aventura, recently posted a Facebook diatribe about the "degenerates" who live in the City by the Bay.

"Just got back to SF. I've traveled around the world and I gotta say there is nothing more grotesque than walking down market st in San Francisco," the 29-year-old wrote on Tuesday. "Why the heart of our city has to be overrun by crazy, homeless, drug dealers, dropouts, and trash I have no clue. Each time I pass it my love affair with SF dies a little."

When his insensitivity was called into question by national media outlets such as Slate and the Daily Mail, and after the Huffington Post wrote that it "may be the biggest social media blunder of 2013," Gopman took down his rant. On Wednesday, he posted an apology that wasn't well received by all.

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The Best Comedian Tweets on the Richie Incognito Scandal

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The Richie Incognito scandal is in that weird place where we understand that it's pretty serious but also so over-the-top in some weird sports soap opera-style that sometimes you can't help but laugh. So with the help of Witstream, we rounded up the best tweets about the scandal from professional comedy types.

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Tomas Regalado and Francis Suarez are Surprisingly Polite About Twitter Snark

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So last night I was live blogging and tweeting up a storm about election results, but I sort of had a personal chip on my shoulder. See, I like voting, and, after having previously lived in Coral Gables, this was my first time casting a ballot in a City of Miami mayoral race. Except, as we all know, there was really only one legitimate choice. So, I threw some very light Twitter shade at Mayor Tomas Regalado and Francis Suarez, his would-be competitor who dropped out.

I woke up this morning to find responses from each and expected the worst. And it was the worst. They were both totally polite about it and made me feel like a classless jerk.

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Florida Student Takes Viral Selfie With Teacher Having Contractions in Background

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Susana Halleck's photo went viral after her student shared it on Twitter.
Self-taken photos are -- as a general rule -- of no use or interest to anyone but the narcissistic subject. From the era of Myspace angle shots to the age of the Instagram duck face, this has been a true, verifiable fact. A Florida high school student has just shattered the time-tested rule, though, by photobombing his teacher, with great results. The TwitPic captioned "selfie with my teacher while she having contractions" went absolutely viral since it was posted earlier this week.

Susana Halleck isn't due until December 15, according to her Facebook page, but she began having contractions while teaching class this past Tuesday. A junior at Coral Springs Charter School, in an act of either mischief of Schadenfreude, decided it was the perfect opportunity for self-promotion.

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High Profile Miamians React to George Zimmerman Verdict on Twitter

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Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County, and tonight several high-profile members of the community took to Twitter to express their reaction to tonight's verdict. Many sent their prayers to the Martin family and expressed grief over the results.

See also: George Zimmerman Verdict: Not Guilty

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South Florida Only Part of South Not Making Tons of Racist, Homophobic Tweets

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Ever wonder what part of the country all that hateful Twitter trash spews from? Well a new project out of Humboldt State University called "The Hate Map," shows you exactly what parts of the country likes to include negative slurs in their Twitter communiqu├ęs.

Interestingly, Miami-Dade is among the least hateful areas in the country. By these standards anyway.

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The Best Twitter Reactions to the NCAA Miami Bombshell

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The shocking hypocrisy of the NCAA admitting its own ethical flaps while investigating those of the University of Miami was tailor made for Twitter snark, and the Twitterati didn't disappoint. Though, it shouldn't be much a surprise that no one likes the NCAA.

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Congratulations! Florida Had the Least Racist Tweets After Obama's Reelection of Any Southern State

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As evidences by this BuzzFeed listicle the racist folks of American Twitter were none too pleased that President Barack Obama won reelection on Tuesday, and a new analysis by Floating Sheep found that most of the racist Tweets were coming out of -- surprise! -- the South. Don't worry though, Florida had the lowest concentration of racist Tweets in the region.

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Connie Mack Is Tweeting Out a Bunch of Illegal Pictures of Marked Ballots

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So, as we informed you this morning, it's totally illegal in Florida to take a picture of your marked ballot. Well, the Connie Mack campaign only reads Riptide when we write something about Connie Mack (usually followed up by a terse e-mail). So, Mack is just retweeting out pictures of his supporters' marked ballots like some sort of madman (while, also, somewhat hilariously using the hashtag #MackMentum).

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